Friday, February 21, 2014

Celia Hammond

ph: David Montgomery

R.I.P. Bob Casale


Nadja Auermann

ph: Steven Meisel

In the Dark

Regensburg, February 2014

Devon Owens

ph: Lucas Garrido

A day in the life, Feb 19

A day in the life, Feb 19, Regensburg by night

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Robert Conrad


Sophie Ellis-Bextor

New York

Berenice Abbott New York City, Pike and Henry street 1936

Julie Newmar

First Lines: Raymond Carver - Where I'm Calling From

J.P. and I are on the front porch at Frank Martin's drying-out facility.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lauren Marshall

ph: Andrea Olivo

In the Dark

Regensburg, February 2014

Ornella Muti

A day in the life, Feb 18

A day in the life, Feb 18, Regensburg by night

Olga Trokhova

New Stuff: Nature

Mallory Richards

Rampart (2011)

Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.

Above-standard cop story with a good cast is basically about a low-life slowly becoming aware of what his misdeads lead to.

Maltin**: "James Ellroy and director Moverman, who cowrote the screenplay, paint a bleak picture of their "hero" that only gets bleaker as the movie goes on and give us nothing to take away when it's all over. What's more, Moverman shoots key moments in such a distracting way that it's hard to focus on their content. Disappointing reunion for Harrelson (who's great),  Foster, and Moverman, who made THE MESSENGER together."

Anya Kazakova

New Stuff: Nosferatu - Phantom der Nacht

Last time I saw this movie was in 1979; I want to check it out again, especially for the soundtrack and the opening sequence in the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo.

Veronica Lake

Frances Ha (2012)

A young woman in New York, who doesn't really have an apartment, apprentices for a dance company, and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.

Lively slice-of-life story successfully recreated in black-and white Nouvelle Vague style manages to entertain, and the lead performance is a treat.

Maltin***: "Effervescent portrait of a free spirit...Unpretentious b&w film, heavily scored by the music of Georges Delerue, pays unabashed homage to filmy of the French New Wave."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Ken Wong

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Feng Qi Wen

A day in the life, Feb 17

A day in the life, Feb 17, apples

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Chris Connor


Ophélie Guillermand

New York

Natalie Portman

First Lines: Anne Tyler - Breathing Lessons

Maggie and Ira Moran had to go to a funeral in Deer Lick, Pennsylvannia.

Emeline Ghesquière

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A day in the life, Feb 16

A day in the life, Feb 16, television tower behind tree

Brenda Kranz

New Stuff: Cibo Matto

Their first album in 15 years!

Viktoria Kvalsvik

New Stuff: Current 93

The new album has a great host of guest stars.

Megan Hind

The Night Listener (2006)

In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone, but when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.
Although the movie has atmosphere, good cinematography and a good lead performances by Robin Williams, it is slow-paced and  a bit stodgy and the mysterious plot makes you wonder, what David Lynch could have achieved with the same novel.

Maltin**: "The nascent intrigue in this adaptation of Armistead Maupin's novel never bears fruit here; a gloomy, unsatisfying film that thwarts a talented cast."

Jessica Stam

ph: Willy Vanderperre

New Stuff: Kate Moss

I now got the German edition from a good friend!

Who's That Girl?

Art: Fritz Kahn

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